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Bench Press Exercise

Essential Exercise

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The bench press is the single most popular lift in the gym. That is because it's the upper body exercise that allows you to lift the most weight.

Please Be Careful!

But you do have to practice safety measures and caution when performing your bench presses, as they can - and do - cause most injuries, especially to the shoulder region.

The bench press is a form of weightlifting which primarily focuses on the development of the pectoral or chest muscles.

While the exercise is primarily intended for the development of the chest, or pectoral muscles, it also helps develop the anterior deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis, as well as the triceps.

How to perform the Bench Press Exercise:

  1. Lie on your back on a flat bench and grab the bar with an overhand grip just beyond shoulder-width.
  2. Lift the bar so it is over your chin.
  3. Lower the weight to your chest, pause, and then push it back up over your chin.

Bench Press Exercise

Note: It's a good idea to always use a spotter when you bench press.

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